Non-Rabbit-Proof Fence

For those of you waiting with bated breath for an update on the rabbit-in-the-veg-plot situation, I have news. I know, the excitement. For those of you asleep at the back, we’ve had a rabbit in the walled garden, and this is a bad thing. After our attempts to chase it out with humans failed, I recruited a friend with a dog and we – or at least the dog – spent a pleasant hour neither catching nor evicting the rabbit. At one point, she did flush the rabbit but it bolted the wrong way through two chicken enclosures and ended up at the far end of the garden, away from the open gate.

And so we gave up on that idea, and a late-night rabbit shooting expedition at some point was mooted, much to the other half’s excitement. But then days passed without any sign of the rabbit, and in the end the son of the house went to have a more thorough look to see if he could track it down. He didn’t find a rabbit – but what he did find was a rabbit-sized hole in the netting, with all the ends pointing outwards, as though a rabbit had passed through it out of the garden at some speed. Clearly the rabbit-proof fence is only rabbit-proof when the rabbit in question is not being chased by a dog.

At this point, I would have liked to have included a cartoon of a rabbit-shaped hole in a fence, complete with comedy bunny ears, but it turns out my draftsmanship is not up to it. Perhaps one of you talented peeps out there could oblige? There might be a small reward in it for the best one…


5 Responses to Non-Rabbit-Proof Fence

  1. John Gibson says:

    Gosh, what a thrilling life you lead, I hope somebody comes up with a bunny for you, unfortunately I am rubush at drawing.

  2. Miss Mary says:

    The other half’s Uncle Bob could handle the art you desire.

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